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Lazy Saturday... - Elf M. Sternberg
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Lazy Saturday...
Well, Saturday rolled around and after a frantic morning of quick feeding and getting into motion, I drove up to fallenpegasus's place to help him move to his new apartment. jezel showed up in this huge Home Despot truck and we moved two loads of furniture. One dresser apparently didn't want to move; despite being in the bottom of the pickup well it leapt out at a traffic stop and shattered itself into its component particleboard parts. Pegasus and I had to run like Steve Austin back a block to clear the road.

Then it was time to hurtle back to Burien to... take a nap. Oy. After being up late the night before (Omaha was working on Kouryou-chan's costume and I finished Doom 3 in the meantime), I was tired and just fell asleep while reading The Risen Empire, which turns out to be a mixed read all the same-- lapses in science and philosophy mar what is otherwise a pretty damned good read, but the book is the first in a "series" (no telling how long), has no resolution, and there's no warning about that on the cover. The cover, in fact, implies that the book completes at least one plot, but of the three plotlines running through the story, not one is resolved when the book comes to an end.

Then I got the kids dressed to go to ivolucien's place for a Halloween party. It was a lovely party, all told; Yamaarashi-chan went as the monster from Scream, and Kouryou-chan went as Sugar from The Little Snow Fairy, an anime of which she's fond. Ivo, of course, had a kid's corner with paper and clay and markers and scissors, all good. There were some very lovely costumes-- I went as myself, I'm afraid; I'm as suited to fancy dress a snowman in summer-- and some lovelier people. I felt out of joint, though; I knew few people and my agoraphobia was kicking in hard.

Later, I got the kids home and put them to bed. It was too late to give them a bath, so I'll have to give them one Sunday morning.

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From: (Anonymous) Date: November 1st, 2004 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, that was my impression too.

I was pretty dissatisfied with that book. Not so much for the science/ philosophy slip-ups as for the lack of resolution. The premise was interesting, but I don't know if that's enough to get me to read the 2nd book.

-Malthus
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